Obituary of Emmett Till
Emmett Till was born on July 25, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on August 28, 1955 in Money, Mississippi. He is the only child of Louis and Mamie Till. He contracted polo at age 5, but managed a full recovery. He was in Money visiting family and reportedly he was flirting with a white cashier. Four days later, two white men kidnapped him. They beat him and then shot him in the head.
The two white men that killed Emmett Till were able to get away with the murder, because the jury was composed of all white males.